CHAPTER 538
ELEVATORS, ESCALATORS AND LIFTS

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Sec. 29-193. (Formerly Sec. 19-412). Approval of plans; fee.
Sec. 29-196. (Formerly Sec. 19-415). Issuance of operating certificates; fee.

      Sec. 29-193. (Formerly Sec. 19-412). Approval of plans; fee. No new elevator or escalator shall be erected or installed and no elevator or escalator shall be relocated or altered until detailed plans and specifications of the proposed construction or other work have been submitted in triplicate to the department for approval. A fee of two hundred dollars for each elevator or escalator payable to the department shall accompany each such proposal. Notice that such plans are approved or disapproved shall be given within a reasonable time and final inspection of the elevator or escalator, when installed, relocated or altered, shall be made before final approval for operation is given by the department. The department may issue a temporary operating permit, if necessary, pending final inspection and approval. The provisions of this chapter shall not prevent the operation of any elevator installed for temporary use in connection with building operations or the operation of any elevator for purposes connected with the installation or the testing of the same.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3769; P.A. 80-297, S. 5, 20; P.A. 85-560, S. 1; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 61, 117; P.A. 00-165, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1, S. 144.)

      History: P.A. 80-297 imposed $10 fee for proposals; Sec. 19-412 transferred to Sec. 29-193 in 1983; P.A. 85-560 increased fee accompanying construction plans from $10 to $100 for each elevator or escalator; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 raised fee to $150; P.A. 00-165 required plans and specifications to be submitted in triplicate and made a technical change; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1 increased fee from $150 to $200, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 29-196. (Formerly Sec. 19-415). Issuance of operating certificates; fee. As soon as the department approves any new, relocated or altered elevator or escalator as being fit for operation, it shall issue to the owner a certificate of operation for a capacity and speed specified in the inspector's report. The fee for the certificate first issued shall be two hundred dollars. Such certificate shall be posted conspicuously in the car or cage or on the platform of the elevator or escalator and shall be valid for twelve months. Thereafter, the certificate shall be renewed every two years upon receipt of the renewal fee of one hundred twenty dollars, except that private residence elevators, as defined in the regulations adopted pursuant to section 29-192, shall not be subject to said renewal requirement. No fee shall be required of the state or any agency of the state. No elevator or escalator may be lawfully operated without such certificate.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3771; 1953, S. 2024d; 1959, P.A. 335, S. 1; 1961, P.A. 118; P.A. 73-574, S. 2, 3; P.A. 80-297, S. 6, 20; P.A. 84-86, S. 2; P.A. 85-560, S. 2; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 62, 117; P.A. 93-348, S. 6, 8; P.A. 00-165, S. 4; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1, S. 145.)

      History: 1959 act raised fee for first issued certificate from $5 to $10 and renewal fee from $2 to $5; 1961 act added that no fee shall be required of the state or any state agency; P.A. 73-574 raised fee for first certificate to $15 and for renewal to $10; P.A. 80-297 raised fee for first certificate to $25 and for renewal to $20; Sec. 19-415 transferred to Sec. 29-196 in 1983; P.A. 84-86 provided for separate certificate renewal provisions for elevators or escalators subject to full-maintenance contracts; P.A. 85-560 increased fees for the initial issuance of certificates of operation from $25 to $100, for renewal certificates from $20 to $40 and for renewal certificates for elevators subject to full-maintenance contracts from $40 to $80; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 increased the fee for certificate of operation from $100 to $150 and the renewal fee for an elevator or escalator with a full maintenance contract from $80 to $120; P.A. 93-348 eliminated requirement for department approval of elevator or escalator prior to annual renewal of certificate of operation, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 00-165 deleted provisions re renewal of certificate for elevator or escalator subject to full-maintenance contract and exempted private residence elevators from renewal requirements; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1 increased fee for initial certificate from $150 to $200, changed renewal period from each year to every 2 years and increased renewal fee from $40 to $120, effective July 1, 2007.

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